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 Course Title:   International Studies: Special Topics

 Title Abbreviation:   INTL STDIES: SPEC TOPICS

 Department:    IS

 Course #:    255

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    0

 CIP:    490501

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Students engage in individual research, directed readings, seminars, special projects, internships and/or directed travel related to faculty approved aspect(s) of international studies. Instructor permission required both for credit hours determination and project content.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 0

Lab: 0

Other: 275

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
N/A

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. With faculty approval, students participate in academic or field experiences related to an approved aspect of international studies e.g. cultural awareness, global economics, global marketing strategies, world/regional history, language enhancement etc. Specific learning objectives and outcomes are determined in advance by the student and the faculty member.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.4 Evaluate issues (for example economic, legal, historic, social) surrounding the use of information.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.8 Describe how one’s own preconceptions, biases and values affect one’s response to new and ambiguous situations.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.5 Adapt to and function effectively in communities and cultures different from one's own.

5. Global & Local Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding the complexity and interdependence of, and stewardship responsibilities to, local and global communities and environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
5.1 Understand the impact of their own and other’s actions on local/global communities and environments and how those communities/environments affect them in turn.

Course Contents

  1. Students engage in individual research, directed readings, seminars, special projects, internships and/or directed travel related to faculty approved aspect(s) of international studies.